Community Self Help Reconstruction - Arabic

Published in 2008, UN-Habitat developed a reader-friendly booklet with the aim of promoting community-led housing reconstruction. The booklet provides basic technical and financial instructions that would allow affected families, after Lebanon 2006 war, to plan, in an adequate manner and to finish the reconstruction of their houses.

The booklet is designed in an interactive manner with illustrations and drawings that are easily understood by community members.

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Report on Mobility of Care Assessment of Nairobi's Public Minibus Transport Services

The concept Mobility of Care was coined in 2008 by Professor Inés Sánchez de Madariaga as a result of a research project she carried out for the Spanish Ministry of Infrastructure (Sánchez de Madariaga, 2009). This research project involved a gender analysis of the main Spanish transport surveys. The objective was to identify gender bias throughout the process of data collection, categorization, analysis, and representation.

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Report on Gender Equity Assessment of Nairobi's Public Minibus Transport Services

Public transportation is a necessary service for accessing economic, educational and social opportunities. Yet public transportation around the world has been found to be unequivocally less safe for women than for men.

Historically, the public transportation industry in many African cities has been overwhelmingly male-dominated, but as more women seek employment, they are venturing into transportation jobs. Unfortunately, women entering the industry are faced with myriad challenges associated with their gender and representation which remains particularly low.

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Argentina adopts its first-ever National Urban Policy

In 2017, the newly elected Government of Argentina  requested support from UN-Habitat to develop a policy to support balanced regional development of its large territory, and foster inclusive development of its cities.  With 91 per cent of Argentina urbanized, the project was aimed at harnessing urbanization and enhancing its benefits, working in close collaboration with key national stakeholders.

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Reconstruction of Mosul

Mosul, January 2019 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has developed an Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul to support the reconstruction and recovery efforts of the city government. It outlines recovery priorities, provides a comprehensive reconstruction and planning framework for the greater Mosul area with special focus on the Old City, and identifies concrete action plans for the revival of the entire Mosul metropolis.

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Local Economic Development, micro-entreprise and crime reduction: Lessons from Cali, Colombia

This Policy Brief argues that successful initiatives to tackle Cali’s exceptionally high homicide rates also have potential for local economic development, and suggests ways that the significant value-added by informal enterprises can be harnessed to achieve wider economic objectives. It examines innovations in supporting micro-enterprise and crime reduction in Cali and the lessons for local economic development (LED), local government policy and NGO agendas.

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Annual Report 2017

Outlining the main activities led by UN-Habitat in the area of risk reduction and resilience over the 2017, the annual report covers technical cooperation with cities, knowledge creation and management, and advocacy, communication and awareness. For more information on our work, please contact us.

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